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Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

Our Guestbook 2015

Our guests rave about our Retreat

27 December

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorRomance in paradise

Complete escape to a romantic 5 star wilderness paradise. Words cannot describe the experience, can only be felt once there. The most romantic hidden honeymoon destination without the distractions except nature's wonder and healing.

benandlucy2015

23 December

Thank you for such a romantic and relaxing beginning to our Honeymoon. This was truly a treat and we cannot thank you enough.

Katie and Ben (Carabeen, a Creekside Spa Cabin)

18 December

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorWhat a way to Relax

We needed to get away from the extreme bustle of life for a while. We chose this place because it look far enough away from civilization but close enough if needed.

This place is a hidden gem. We were lucky enough to stay in one of the rainforest view lodges. We looked out over the tree tops down the valley. It was as if we were the only people there and living in the lap of luxury. The place is perfectly appointed and the staff make sure that you are not disturbed unless you want to. There is no restaurant on site so you pre-order you meals for a set menu and these are delivered daily. All we had to do was heat in the microwave or cook on the barby. Food was delicious. The stay isn't cheap but it is value for money. It is a place that I would put on my must return to list.

Bruce M

15 December

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 4 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorTURN OFF TIME

We recently had 3 nights in the Satinash villa at CCRR, the views were stunning, it is a place to turn off time and just relax. We opted for a catering package which was excellent, nothing more you could want if you just want to be left alone to reconnect with a loved one or just recharge your sense of humour? Loved the place and will definitely go back.

Room Tip: The place is so private! any room would be great

markkerryf (Satinash, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

13 December

Amazing

Our stay here was spectacular. The creekside cabin has an awesome bedroom surrounded by rainforest. Having a spa in the enormous bathroom at night looking through the skylight was spectacular, as was sitting on the balcony over looking the creek. We didn't try there meals which looked nice, because we only support organic produce so we brought our own food. If you bring a woman here and can't get lucky, you should change teams.

BenV (Quandong, a Creekside Spa Cabin)

11 December

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorSerenity of the rainforest and the beautiful cabins was wonderful for our 21st Anniversary

We stayed here this week for 3 nights in a gorgeous glass terrace cabin. Completely surrounded by the rainforest. No prying eyes! Fantastic spa in the ensuite, outdoor shower which was heaven after our bushwalk. We opted for the chillout package which included all our breakfasts, dinners and 1 picnic lunch. The meals were great. Homestyle meals delivered to our cabin for us to reheat when we felt like it. So unobtrusive and very private. Absolutely loved it. Definitely would recommend for anyone needing a peaceful rejuvenating break. The rainforest walks were awesome. We did intend climbing Mt Warning but we didn't leave the retreat at all just did their tracks, which were quite strenuous and suited us fine. They have over 800 dvd's if that is what you are into, but we just read and relaxed and spent time with one another. There is wifi there if you need also. Not enough superlatives to describe this Retreat. We LOVED it! Well done to the team at CCRR. You are doing everything right.

Room Tip: We had Pandorea which was wonderful. Fully self contained, fireplace, spa and all the things you need for a romantic getaway.

unluckyduck (Pandorea, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

5 December

Just beautiful!! Exactly what we needed, peace and quiet. Satinash Bungalow was perfect. Bushwalk and a swim were lovely, fireplace and sitting on the balcony listening to nothing but the birds, we will definitely be back.

Tony and Fleur (Satinash, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

20 November

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorStill paradise

This is my second review for Crystal Creek, and I hate doing them: it's hard enough to book in as is. But honestly, this is probably the best accommodation in Australia.

We stayed for a full week this time, and I was curious to see if that would be too long. Nope. We did a lot of walking in the region, and we spent a couple of days just in our cabin and with short walks on the property. It was restful, healing bliss, from the deep two person baths, to the beds on the balconies, through to the very comfortable bed itself with a breathtaking view. With daily breakfasts, and three dinners, we had barely to get any other supplies. The food was always there on time, yet we only saw staff at check in and out, which was divine.

It won't be everyone's cup of tea – if you want a holiday with "things to do" this might not be the best place, or if daily service and omnipresent staff are important to you. But if you want romance, solitude, peace and nature, I honestly think there is nowhere better in Australia.

Room Tip: Lodges are more private & more space & a pool. The terraces have, I think, better baths. Honestly, you can't go wrong.

Cassie77

16 November

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor3 night honeymoon package – Cedar Lodge

This is an absolutely stunning location. You are surrounded in completely uninterrupted rainforest, natural creeks and wildlife. We spent 3 nights here for our honeymoon with the food packages.

The food was delicious, and the staff managed to slip in and out to drop off meals without us noticing.

We only seen 1 person on check out even with our walks around the property.

The room is second to none with a rain shower head, a double spa and the solar heated infinity pool on the deck. You go here for the seclusion. We had a towel change on the 3rd day, if you stay 4 nights or more they do a full room turn down so any less than that they do provide everything you need to keep the place tidy.

Highly recommend CCRR for couples. 1 night definitely wouldn't be enough – 3 was just right. We will 100% be returning.

– Priscilla W  (Cedar Lodge, the Luxury Rainforest Lodge)

15 November

Thank you for helping with the beautiful surprise of our engagement! Every little detail was just exquisite. This is the most amazing place, I will never forget it and we will be back.

Jason and Tiffany (soon to be Mr and Mrs Christopher) (Tamarind, a Creekside Spa Cabin)

12 November

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorFantastic Quiet Retreat

We had a lovely babymoon (trip before the baby arrives) here in October 2015. Very relaxing location and our cottage was fabulously luxurious. We loved the infinity pool, and the open fire.

It's in a rainforest so we should have been prepared for a bit more rain than we were.

The retreat is well within the reaches of easy day trips back to civilisation if that's what you desire, but it's just a bit too far to go out for dinner more than one night, since driving back in the dark is a bit intimidating until you know the roads.

I would suggest to the managers that they create some lighter meal options for the warmer months; apart from the bbq tray everything was stews and hotpot type meals which is a bit much.

A perfect stay and we will return if we can.

DaneCharles

8 November

I have no words to describe the utter awe and shock we had when we walked into our Bungalow... It was so beautiful. Everything about it had us going OMG, look at this OMG, look at that! We will definitely be back. Most amazing weekend we have had. Thank you to the whole team, nothing was not thought of! Thank you

Luke and Charlotte (Numinbah Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)

5 November

From the moment I arrived I had complete relaxation... and then the relaxation became deeper. Thank you, just awesome!

Sandra and Andrew  (Cedar Lodge, the Luxury Rainforest Lodge)

This easyweddings.com.au reviewer gave us 5 stars – read all the reviews here1 November

Beautiful honeymoon destination. The room was gorgeous, the food amazing and the location simply stunning. Very well stocked kitchen and all meals came with detailed instructions. Picnic lunch in the orchard was lovely and the bush walks on the property were very nice. A wonderful place to stay.

Kinga F.

1 November

What an amazing escape, so relaxing! We stayed at Booyong and it was perfect. The hikes are just beautiful and the hammocks are the perfect way to cool down! We saw the fireflies and the glow worms as well. We definitely hope to return. A wonderful way to start our babymoon getaway.

Victoria and Jason (Booyong, a Rainforest Canopy Bungalow) 

27 October

We absolutely loved our time spent here. Such a beautiful, quiet place. The hike up to the lookout was a challenge, but so nice to relax back on the deck lounge chairs after with a glass of wine. We will be back!

Ash and Danny (Pandorea, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

11 October

Did not want to leave. Simple as that. Everything was perfect. We will be coming back.

Cameron and Taneal (Carabeen, a Creekside Spa Cabin)

September

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorUp there with the best

What a setting for such an unbelievable week spent at this great resort. Close enough to the Gold Coast or Byron Bay for a trip with world class features in your own private bungalow to enjoy the rainforest from your own private pool or outdoor dining area. Could not have asked for a better place to spend our time away.

Melbs75

29 September

This is the most beautiful environment to enjoy a relaxing few days. We have just got engaged and couldn’t have asked for a more stunning place to have this special moment! Thank you! We’ll definitely be back in the future!

Lucy and Josh (Kamala, a Rainforest Canopy Bungalow)

25 September

Thank you for the most beautiful place on earth, we enjoyed celebrating our Honeymoon here. The food, the rainforest walks were just amazing. We will definitely be returning in the future.

Dave and Kelly (Booyong, a Rainforest Canopy Bungalow)

24 September

Thank you for a beautiful place to come and spend our 20th wedding anniversary. We have relaxed and unwound. The food and walks were amazing. The accommodation is fantastic. Perfect thank you.

Luke and Leanne (Pandorea, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

9 September

“The Ultimate Relax” We thoroughly enjoyed our perfect 3 days and plan to come back next year for our 40th Wedding Anniversary.

Toni and Phillip (Pandorea, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

22 August

An unforgettable and magical place. Gorgeous surroundings and a romantic room. We have loved every second of our stay here. Thank you all so much.

Rafe and Katrina (Kamala, a Rainforest Canopy Bungalow)

19 August

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorRainforest immersion...

We stayed two nights in Satinash Glass Terrace, secluded and luxurious. Magical views over the tree tops and up to the escarpment. Spent hours sitting on the deck just soaking it all in. King Bedroom was to die for... walls of glass put you at one with nature, perched above the forest floor. Ensuite had heated floor tiles... very nice. Big two person spa enclosed by big glass windows which again put you right out there with the trees. Best of all was the completely private outdoor hot/cold shower directly off the ensuite. Never experienced that absolute sense of freedom before... definitely a must do in the rainforest adventure. Ensuite has an overhead shower if you are not up for the outside indulgence. Wood burning fireplace, reverse cycle air-con, comfortable lounge couch, well equipped kitchen with dishwasher drawer, large fridge and gas cooktop. Nice touch was the supply of tea light candles for a romantic dinner together. We self-catered and all we needed for cooking was available in the kitchen. Our accommodation was all it promised to be and more, but it was what nature showcased that made our stay a slice of heaven on Earth. We did the walk down to the swimming spot with the hammocks... stunning rainforest location with the peaceful sound of running water and clean crisp air to lift the senses. Visited the orchard and sat a while to enjoy the surrounds. Would make a delightful spot for a picnic lunch in the sunshine... picnic bench with seats is provided. The retreat is quiet and peaceful, and we didn't see another person as we explored the grounds... but it was the fantastic natural surrounds of our cabin that captivated us the most. From our deck we looked out and over the trees right up to Springbrook ridge... the changing rays of sunlight dancing on the trees... the many birds that took to the sky... the long shadows of light as evening started to roll in... and the bush turkey as he foraged below the deck. Birds calls were everywhere but we especially loved the sound of the Whip bird right outside our door. You can certainly do as much exploring as your fitness levels allow, or like us, you may prefer to just sit, relax and tune into nature. Whatever your decision, Crystal Creek won't disappoint.

Room Tip: All cabins are private, we stayed in Satinash, and absolutely loved it.

EllyJay

15 August

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorNo words, head exploded with wonder

My wife and I visited for 6 nights for our first wedding anniversary (3 nights in Pandorea – Glass Terrace, 3 nights in Cedar Lodge – Luxury Lodge).

Location is world class, beautiful rainforest. Service is just fantastic, everyone is friendly and helpful. The rooms are amazing, both comfortable and private, but still feel easily accessible. There are lots of sights to see, things to do around the retreat or if you feel like some town life, down in Murwillumbah there is more fun to be had.

We spent a lot of time on the walking tracks for some good sights and to stretch our legs. They're tough but definitely worth it. We chose the option to get a few Dinners and lunch hampers... All other food feels bland compared to the Chicken Cacciatore, the Beef Stew and the Smoked Chicken and Ham sangers.

The Glow worms are a must see as late as you possible can and give it at least half an hour to let your eyes adjust to the darkness. It's like staring into the sky but it's only 10 metres away.

We had a professional photoshoot done to mimic our wedding shoot. There is a wealth of beautiful spots for amazing shots – the wedding site, the bridges over the creek, the orchard. Just note that the light can disappear fairytale quick due to being in the shadow of hill, so booking for 1-2 pm is pretty perfect. The positives for this place just go on and on and on and on...

As for any negatives...

Cedar Lodge doesn't have a toilet door. Minor but if it bothers you it bothers you...

Dishwashers are so so, everything has to be pretty well clean before it goes in.

Other than that... I WILL BE BACK!!!

Room Tip: Pandorea – Private, spacious, private carport. Cedar Lodge – Luxurious, relaxing, very private and great for wow'ing that special someone.

PhoenixSlash

15 August

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorTook my breath away

Really don't know where to start - this place was beautiful and intoxicating.

We were lucky enough to be able to spend six wonderful nights here, three of those in 'Pandorea' and three in Cedar Lodge.

Both lodges were simply stunning, just gorgeous. But it was Pandorea that stole our hearts, it was intimate and cosy with plenty of modern luxuries like a heated bathroom floor. It was close by to the rest of the retreat, but still very private.

Cedar Lodge was far more isolated, and of course super private. The heated pool was beautiful! However, we probably wouldn't choose Cedar Lodge again due to there being no privacy from eachother, which is needed sometimes. We felt that the toilet should at least have a door, instead of just being all open and visible. But it was a truly gorgeous lodge, very big and spacious, but less intimate and cosy.

We had both lunches and dinners, both good. Very warm and hearty. For other meals we made a trip into the Coles at Murwillimbah, which is a stunning drive! We even picked up some pizza from there one night and it was still hot when we arrived back at the retreat. We also noted that there is a miniature animal farm close by, and will definitely be having a look at that next time.

The rainforest surrounds at this place are the true winner. It's what made me think 'yep, this place is getting 5 stars'. The creek is stunning, we went back to it constantly. At night we spend a few hours sitting by the river on a seat there, gazing at hundreds of glow worms. Just surreal as it feels like you're above the stars looking down. We also did every rainforest walk on the property, of which the Boundary walk is the clear winner, just enchanting. The lookout walk almost killed us from how hard it was!

They also have an old orchard, which is kind of hauntingly beautiful and kept drawing us back again and again. We probably annoyed people with how 'out and about' we were, but at a place like this, how can you not want to see it all?

We also had a photo shoot at this place, which the owners were great about. Much appreciated!

Honesty, you need to experience this place. You can do as much or as little as you like. You completely forget the real world. We are coming back!

Room Tip: Pandorea is amazing, also has its own private carport right outside. Cedar Lodge is stunning, but no toilet door.

GreenManth

9 August

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorBeautiful retreat getaway

We stayed in one of the one bedroom cabins and it was beautiful. Amazing location, wonderfully presented. Cabin was modern and clean, very nice decor. Lovely fire set up when we arrived with logs for two nights. Amazing spa bath with surrounding views of the rainforest you feel totally secluded. We also ordered food for the evening and breakfast. This was great quality and I would recommend. It was prepared and ready to cook. Didn't want to leave! very good amenities and rainforest walks with a natural creek.

Lauren F (Kamala, a Rainforest Canopy Bungalow)

9 August

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorRomantic amazing weekend of my dreams

I had the absolute pleasure of staying at CCRR in the cedar lodge and I was incredibly impressed with everything that the retreat had to offer! The room was sensational at the atmosphere was beautiful, secluded and warm. The food was delivered fresh everyday and was delicious! The spa was huge and the view of the forest was amazing. We went for a short bush walk and saw the glow worms but spent most the time enjoying each other's company in the comfort of our beautiful lodge. We had a problem with the pool, however management rectified the issue immediately with outstanding customer service! We will definitely be back and plan on making it a yearly tradition. Thank you so much for having us crystal creek :)

– Danielle B  (Cedar Lodge, the Luxury Rainforest Lodge)

6 July

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 4 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorLovely getaway

My partner and I stayed in the Springbrook Mountain Lodge in June. It was really lovely, heated floor in the bathroom and heated towel racks (which was great for winter). The place was extremely clean and well kept.. The walking tracks are really pretty, however there is heaps of leeches up there! So make sure you put some spray on before you go up. During the time we were there, there was quite a bit of construction going on quite close to the lodge. It woke us up one morning which was a little annoying. Other than the noise and the leeches, it was a very enjoyable trip, the drive up there was beautiful as well. I'd definitely recommend this place.

Ashie2013 (Springbrook Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)

26 June

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorABSOLUTELY AMAZING

My husband and I spent a couple of nights here for our last anniversary and it was absolutely amazing. We were treated to yummy breakfast hampers and a dinner with wine that was awesome. Room is first class and is completely stunning, double sided fireplace and candles everywhere. The heated plunge pool with deck was outstanding. Amenities were great (huge range of DVD's to borrow). The service was the best we've had in ages Mark goes out of his way to give you the best possible accommodation experience you can have, with all the little extras making it a highly memorable experience. I would recommend Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat to anyone who really values great accommodation and service in a gorgeous environment.

Room Tip: Go the Cedar Lodge it's stunning and the heated plunge pool a massive bonus!!

Danski_1

25 June

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorRelaxation in Luxury

My wife and I spent a weekend in June 2015 staying in the Springbrook Lodge at CCRR. Whilst you pay a premium price for the experience, we were thrilled with our stay. We have 2 young children and it was the first time in a while that we had time away for just the 2 of us. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful setting and lodge experience.

The drive from Murwillumbah to the Retreat is a beautiful 20min drive. We were blown away by the beautiful scenery as you near the location of the Retreat.

The lodge we stayed in was large, well laid out and luxurious. You would do well to live in something like it. 2 nights worth of firewood was provided in the lodge. We self-catered for food. We dropped into the IGA on the way through town and bought supplies. There was full cooking facilities and crockery utensils etc and a BBQ on the deck. We used them all during the stay with no issues at all.

The only disappointment for us was the plunge pool in our lodge whilst being heated, was solar heated and frankly still far too cold to swim in during winter. That didn't really impact our stay but is worth noting in case it is important to others.

We did a rainforest walk which was great. Had a quick game of ping pong in the games room after the walk but otherwise enjoyed wine, nibbles etc by the fire and generally fully relaxed for our stay.

In short, very highly recommend.

Shane_Qld_Aus (Springbrook Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)

8 June

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorAbsolute bliss

We stayed here for our honeymoon in the Creekside Spa Cabin. Beautiful setting surrounded by rainforest. Meals were delicious and very filling so worth it. Staff were helpful and very friendly. Next time we plan to stay in the mountain lodge.

Hazel A

3 June

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 4 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorRelaxing Getaway!

We stayed for three nights in a [Creekside Spa Cabin, which] was really nice and an excellent spa. We ordered the delicious dinners, a picnic hamper and breakfast one morning. Whilst the food was good, I didn't feel the price was justified especially when you had to make the bacon and eggs yourself for nearly $40! However, the hammocks were beautiful and we had a great picnic in the orchard. The staff were very friendly and made a huge effort to make us feel welcome. It is definitely very private as we didn't really run into anyone else the whole time we were there. All I would say is bring your own bacon and eggs and perhaps some sandwich food as it can get expensive when buying the meals there.

Kelly P

27 May

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorSpectacular

We went to Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat for our honeymoon. This place is seriously incredible. We stayed in the Creekside Spa Cabin for 5 nights, we could not have asked for anything more, well worth every penny. This is the perfect location if you are looking for peace & quiet. We recommend it to all our friends. We will definitely be back.

Ikmilan

27 May

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorBeautiful and Romantic

My new husband and I stayed in the mountain view lodge for a week on our honeymoon and we couldn't fault it. The accommodation was so stunning and so beautifully set out. The food was delicious and our massages that were included in our package were divine. We loved the scenery and the wildlife, especially when its right at your front door!! There were many surprises along the way and we really did love this place!! Couldn't of had a better honeymoon!!

Kylie T

10 May

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 4 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorRelaxing Getaway! Total relaxation - let them cater for you!!!! The food is divine!

We stayed in Cedar Lodge for three nights over Easter. We only brought snacks and had CCRR cater for us for every breakfast, two lunch hampers and three dinners. This was totally worth it. The food was plentiful and divine. Tea light candles in abundance, making for a beautiful ambience for our entire stay.

The lodge is totally beautiful too – we hardly got out of the heated pool – and being that the Cedar Lodge is the most secluded accommodation at the resort, we were able to crank the music up and swim in the pool until midnight.

We only went to the games room once, when we first arrived to pick a movie – and the range is incredible. I can see people might spend some time here if they weren't in a lodge with their own pool, but we didn't – the lodge is just too nice.

We did the Rainforest Walk – but beware of the leeches. We didn't realise we had them on us until we arrived back at the lodge – eight in all between two of us. We never saw the glowworms either - we couldn't leave that damn pool! Except to go to Natural Bridge – just 19klms up the road.

We would definitely go back. Great place to relax.

urbandesigner

26 April

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorRomantic setting

We stayed recently for two nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we couldnt have asked for a more fantastic place.

It exceeded our expectations. We stayed in the Tamarind Bungalow. Fireplace and spa bath were fantastic. Comfy bedding. The kitchen has everything you need. We took our own but did the bacon and eggs breakfast which was enough for the two days for us.

We did the rainforest walk when it stopped raining. We didnt get to see the glowrooms unfortunately but that was our fault as we were lazy and it rained.

Place was perfect can't wait to come back.

sjobergs (Tamarind, a Creekside Spa Cabin)

23 April

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorAbsolutely superb

This was a our 29th wedding anniversary holiday and this place ticked all the boxes. We stayed at Satinash and it could not be faulted. It was very private and well secluded from the other lodges, making our stay even more romantic. The staff were excellent and very helpful. We self-catered and this was very easy to do with the facilities provided.
This is one place I would recommend for any romantic getaway.

Room Tip: Satinash - very private and secluded, especially if you wish to use the outdoor shower.

Garry S (Satinash, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

29 March

Could not have  found a more romantic, tranquil place to spend our 10th wedding anniversary. Thank you for sharing this amazing part of the world. The food was nothing short of amazing! We will be back.

Connie and Dave (Pandorea, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

25 March

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor20th Anniversary Magical Rainforest Retreat

My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary and couldn't have selected a better location. Nestled at the base of the Springbrook range and embedded within the rainforest it was a wonderful place to recharge our batteries.

We stayed in one of the Creekside Spa Cabin (Quandong). This bungalow very private, well appointed and had enormous windows in the bedroom and bathroom, bringing the rainforest inside, to you.

Whilst I am sure the food is excellent, we decided to self-cater, the kitchen had everything we needed to make this easy.

Our hosts were very helpful and welcoming.

I would thoroughly recommend a stay at Crystal Creek to anyone.

Room Tip: Any room would be good

Troy P (Quandong, a Creekside Spa Cabin)

7 March

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorHoney moon retreat

Peace and quiet is exactly what you get here, we had Pavlos limousine take us from Brisbane airport to here, he was great, definitely recommend getting a limo, makes the whole trip so much easier.

We stayed at the Springbrook Lodge, which was truly amazing.

The room has all the comforts you would expect from a 5 star resort. We could hear the creeks running from the front veranda which had a way of putting you to sleep in the afternoons.

Definitely recommend this place if you want a relaxing, private time away.

Just recommend bringing your own food as the meals are ok although the hampers were great.

Kilakatso (Springbrook Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)

3 March

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorLuxury!

We absolutely loved our stay here. Stunning scenery and very friendly staff. We drove down from Coolangatta Airport and the Retreat was very easy to find. We loved sitting out on the deck, listening to the sounds of nature. Would highly recommend a massage if you're thinking of having one. Divine!

OperaSteph

27 February

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorLove It

Expensive. But worth the money. Truly magnificent. Hardly saw another soul for entire stay; even though place was full. So very quite and relaxing. Enjoyed some wonderful food and wine. Relaxed in spa a LOT. Managed a few rainforest walks. Perfect stay. Watch out for leeches in the river!

Room Tip: All rooms are good rooms. You cannot choose a bad one.

RosiePosieLips

28 February

Thank you Crystal Creek for an awesome week away, we  came here to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of life. The food was outstanding, the walks and the views just breath taking, thank you.

Jerry and Teina  (Cedar Lodge, the Luxury Rainforest Lodge)

28 February

Great way to chill and enjoy each other’s company “we will be back”

Anthony and Carly (Tamarind, a Creekside Spa Cabin) (Springbrook Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)

22 February

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorBeyond expectation

We stayed for five nights in a Creekside Bungalow (Quandong). This is a truly rare place where the reality exceeds the expectation. One of the most beautiful and peaceful places we have been. The accommodation was wonderful (though we did sneak a peak at the Mountain Lodge and will book there next time – it looked amazing) the atmosphere of total seclusion and privacy was great. The bath and bedroom being almost all glass was a wonderful relaxing and open experience. We self catered which was fine, the cabin had everything we needed. We did the walks, and they are a good challenge. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Wifi was marginal, but we didn't go there to stuff about on the internet.

Andrew C (Quandong, a Creekside Spa Cabin)

21 February

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorTruly a 5* resort

As a frequent traveller, I find myself questioning more and more how some hotels have achieved their supposed 5* status, and often find myself disappointed with staff or amenities. Crystal Creek was the perfect antidote! From the moment we arrived, to when we left (kicking and screaming!) our stay here was fabulous. The peace and serenity of the resort is unrivalled, I can't remember the last time I felt so relaxed. The cabins are beautiful and so unusual, very spacious and well kept. The floor to ceiling windows truly make the 'jungle' experience (while still feeling safe inside!). We found everything we needed was readily available - a well equipped kitchen, BBQ, patio loungers, jacuzzi bath... We really couldn't ask for much more. As it was my birthday my partner had secretly arranged that while we were out on one of the resorts forest walks the room would be filled with candles and rose petals, which was a wonderful surprise to come back to! The whole cabin filled with tiny tea lights and a bottle of champagne was awaiting us. I loved that you are able to keep the engraved champagne flutes to remember the wonderful stay. You really don't need to leave the resort during your stay – from rainforest walks, to hammocks above the creek and a very well stocked DVD library! All in all it was the perfect stay and I would highly recommend for any special occasion.

J O

13 February

What a beautiful way to spend our couples getaway! The beautiful food and a couples massage just topped it off! Thank you!

Mitch and Amy (Quandong, a Creekside Spa Cabin)

18 January

WOW, words cannot describe the amazing time we have had here at Crystal Creek in the Cedar Lodge. What an amazing honeymoon. Could not have been a more perfect way to start our married life!

James and Katrina  (Cedar Lodge, the Luxury Rainforest Lodge)

18 January

We loved our stay here, loved sleeping to the sound of waterfalls. The food here is fabulous- definitely wouldn't go hungry. There are so many luxuries, too many to name. Such a great place to be off the grid for our honeymoon. Thank you for creating such a beautiful place.

Rhiannon and Jaye (Carabeen, a Creekside Spa Cabin)

16 January

This easyweddings.com.au reviewer gave us 5 stars – read all the reviews hereSTUNNING! This was a very remote, isolated and beautiful location. My husband and I could not have been happier. The best surprise honeymoon destination a girl could ask for. There was hiking, movies, picnics, waterfall swimming locations, romantic dinner locations amongst many other things. Definitely recommended.

Daniel T.

15 January

Thank you for an amazing few days, no words can describe how beautiful this place is. We had a fantastic time and thank you to the team for helping my fiancé put together the biggest surprise of all "An Unforgettable Proposal"

Steven and Nikki (Tamarind, a Creekside Spa Cabin)

17 January

This place is so beautiful, thank you for a lovely few days. We especially liked the hike to the look out, the food and relaxing in the hammocks at the creek.

Steven and Claire (Satinash, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

10 January

How sad to have to leave this amazing place! What a perfect holiday. Dipped in the swimming holes (rain and shine) and tracked to the lookout. Loved it!!

Emma and Mitchell (Kamala, a Rainforest Canopy Bungalow)

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